Posts from the ‘color’ Category
March 13th, 2009
August 20th, 2008
July 21st, 2008
Again contrasts of white with the dark of the background the simplicity of a white shirt. Painting from Center 44, NYC.
One of a pair. c 1940? I took the picture about a year ago in NYC at a shop on Bond Street. It had just arrived in and I never got the information on it.
Handle from Dorthy Draper bureau. Wood and White Gold.
The connotations of white are quite easy to recognize, but lets remind ourselves: Purity, death, virtue, hope, cleanliness, healing, nothingness, being, peace, absence, good, surrender, horror and unity.
June 16th, 2008
June 2nd, 2008
Years ago I wrote a short poem that ended, “a fabulous shade of puce.” I can’t find the poem, but it began, “I love it when life works” some unrequited reminiscing over a particular Canadian ballet dancer. Puce, 1787, from Fr. puce “flea,” It is the color of a flea. Perhaps more so the color of a smashed flea. I love the names of colors. Farrow & Ball named theirs, Passage Puce, after a David Hicks done staircase at Barons Court. Above, a short movie by Kenneth Anger, Puce Moment (1949).
May 26th, 2008
1. Farrow & Ball Arsenic my favorite color for the week–could be a fun play with Isaac Mizrahi’s “Extra silk” for S. Harris.
2. The dining room at Biddesden in Wiltshire. Lunch Green from from Farrow & Ball’s “Paint & Color in Decoration.” A must read for painting techniques & brushwork–something to study in our spray on orange peel on dry wall world.
4. Teal greens in the mosaic work in Raymond Isidore’s, La Maison Pique-Assiette. Monsieur Isidore was for a while a caretaker of the Saint Cheron cemetery near Chartres. He began his life’s work embellishing his home and gardens in 1938 collecting bits of pottery and incorporating it into his interior–he completed it in 1962 then dying 2 years later.
5. I rip things out, this inspiration for my future country garden.
February 13th, 2008
December 6th, 2007
French 1940’s bar stools, beautiful green leather and details with cerused oak. At Orange in Los Angeles